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Shawna R. Hilleary
Lewis Law Group, LLC
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Shawna R. Hilleary

Shawna R. Hilleary is a transactional attorney licensed in California and Tennessee. Her practice encompasses all aspects of the entertainment, arts and media industries, including record companies, publishing companies, artists, songwriters, authors, producers, managers, production companies, start-up companies, and other media entities. 

Ms. Hilleary started her career at Restless Records where within two years she was promoted to head the Business and Legal Affairs department. During her tenure at Restless Records, Ms. Hilleary was responsible for handling all legal and business matters and took an active role in the strategic decision making process involved in running a record label.  Shawna HillearyAfter leaving Restless Records, Ms. Hilleary co-founded Artist Law Group, an entertainment law boutique with offices in Los Angeles and Nashville, where she built a diverse entertainment practice. Her clients include Drive-Thru Records, Cornerstone Recording Arts Society, West Aspen Merchandising, Tesla, Secret & Whisper and Davie-Brown Entertainment, and she has worked on award winning motion pictures such as “Rize,” “Riding Giants” and “Coraline.”   

Ms. Hilleary is a member of the California Bar Association, the Tennessee Bar Association, Source, The Copyright Society of the South, and the American Bar Association’s Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries.  She is also a published author and frequent speaker at industry events and educational seminars including South By Southwest, Mob Fest, California Lawyers for the Arts; Ruach Music Ministry, Lipscomb, MTSU, and the Handy Music Festival.

Additionally, Ms. Hilleary served as legal consultant for “The Musician’s Handbook, A Practical Guide to Understanding the Music Business,” a Billboard Publication.   
In addition to her law practice, Ms. Hilleary serves as Director for the A21 Campaign (East Coast). She also served Director for the 2007 and 2008 Nashville Screenwriters Conference.